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New public school exemption form, procedure

Beginning in school year 2011-12, districts should be using the new Public School Exemption form and procedure, which has changed due to legislation passed during the 2011 session. Under HB 1133, an exemption for alternative instruction is effective immediately upon filing with the school district. No school board action is required. An exemption may still be revoked later, per existing statutes.

The new Public School Exemption form is available on our Home School webpage. Click on “Exempt Certificate Form” in the right-hand column.

The form does not include collection of race/ethnicity data. When completing student records information in the student information system, districts will need to input that data based on their knowledge of the student, in order to get the enrollment record to save.

Questions regarding public school exemption can be directed to Carol Uecker at (605) 773-4771. Questions regarding the race/ethnicity data should be directed to our Data Office at (605) 773-3248.